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Pumpkin Glacier
Location in Montana
Type Mountain glacier
Location Glacier National Park, Flathead County, Montana, United States
Coordinates 48°35′03″N 113°39′27″W / 48.58417°N 113.65750°W / 48.58417; -113.65750Coordinates: 48°35′03″N 113°39′27″W / 48.58417°N 113.65750°W / 48.58417; -113.65750
Area Pumpkin and Pumpelly Glaciers combined cover 310 acres (1.3 km2) in 2005
Terminus Barren rock
Status Retreating

Pumpkin Glacier is in Glacier National Park in the U.S. state of Montana The glacier is northeast of Blackfoot Mountain and adjacent to Pumpelly Glacier, the two glaciers separated by crevasses. Pumpkin Glacier covers approximately 35 acres (0.14 km2) at elevations between 8,500 feet (2,600 m) and 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level. Pumpkin Glacier is immediately west of the Continental Divide. Pumpkin and Pumpelly Glaciers covered 310 acres (1.3 km2) as of 2005, a 15 percent reduction in area since 1966.

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